Privacy Policy & Other Company Policies

LAST UPDATED – 6/17/2019

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.centergroveinspections.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Center Grove Real Estate Inspections collects data to operate effectively and provide you the best experience. Most of the information we collect is information provided directly by you. We get some data through cookies (small text files that store website data on your computer). We also obtain data from third party sources, including service providers who supplement the site usage data we collect.

You have choices about the data we collect. When asked to provide personal data, you may decline. If you choose not to provide data that is necessary to certain products/features, you may not be able to use that product/feature. You may withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time by reaching out to us. Please refer to the contact information below.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

We use data to comply with your requests, respond to your inquiries, and send you newsletters, publications or other information that you request. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you. We will further use the data to fulfill any other purposes for which it was provided, and as disclosed at the time the data are collected

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use information collected about you for the following purposes:

  1. Communications. We use data to comply with your requests, respond to your inquiries, and send you newsletters, publications or other information that you request. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you. We will further use the data to fulfill any other purposes for which it was provided, and as disclosed at the time the data are collected.
  2. Business Operations. We may also use data to conduct data analysis or audits that enable us to operate and improve the performance of our company and tailor our website.
  3. Analytics – Traffic stats and user data is stored in Google Analytics is used in conjunction with our SEO strategy to further improve rankings and traffic.

Any personal data we have, we will retain your only as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.

The data we collect may include the following:

  1. Contact information – information such as name, job title, company name, department, email address, physical mailing address and telephone number.
    Professional information – such as your employment background, job description and related information.
  2. Responses to surveys – information you provide when responding to a survey on the website, via an app or email, on the telephone or otherwise.
  3. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses – this number is identified and logged automatically whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited.
    Demographic and location data.

We do not knowingly collect or process data from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) years old. If we discover that we have collected or received data from anyone under 13 without verification of parental consent, such information will be deleted. Please contact us if you believe we may have collected or processed data from or about anyone under 13.

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal data among Center Grove Real Estate Inspection affiliates and subsidiaries. We may share personal data with service providers who work on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. Examples include companies that host our web servers, analyze data, and provide marketing assistance. These companies will have access to and may use your personal information as necessary to perform their functions (for example to help us communicate with you about our services) but they may not use that data for any other purpose and they do not have any independent right to share this information.

We may also disclose personal data as a part of a corporate transaction. Your personal data will remain subject to this Privacy Statement.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional Information

Company Social Media Policy

The undersigned agrees that Center Grove Real Estate Inspections, LLC and/or its affiliates, owns the copyright of all/any social media posts, from any source, pertaining to the Company or its employees. Efforts for removal of posts and up to/including notification of law enforcement authorities of malicious posts will be made.

Your Inspection Reports

The Uniform Building Inspection Report utilizes referenced narratives corresponding to
items listed on computer generated findings pages. The Client agrees to read the entire
report. The Client agrees to immediately contact the Inspection Company for copies of any
pages found to be missing from any part of the report.

The report, including the use of signifying letter codes, is the professional opinion of the
Inspector, based on the accessibility of the certain fixed components surveyed. Without
dismantling parts of the building and/or its components, and without full use of all utilities,
the Inspector may extrapolate conclusions which cannot be confirmed during the
inspection.

Warranty

The Inspection Company does not offer any warranty or insurance for the Client or any
other person in connection with the Inspection Report. THERE IS NO WARRANTY,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF THE INSPECTION SERVICE OR INSPECTION
REPORT. THE REFERRAL SOURCE OF THIS INSPECTION, IN ITS ENTIRETY,
SHALL BE DEEMED WAIVED AND FOREVER BARRED FROM INVOLVEMENT OF
THE INSPECTION, ITS FINDINGS OR REPORTING SYSTEM.

How To Communicate For Legal Action

The Client agrees to submit to the Inspection Company, in written form, any claims or
complaints prior to taking any action thereupon. Any legal action or proceeding of any
kind, whether sounding in tort or contract, against the Inspector/Inspection Company or its
officers, agents, or employees, must be brought within ninety (90) days from the date of the
inspection or will be deemed waived and forever barred.

Disputes

Any dispute, controversy, interpretation or claim including claims for, but not limited to, breach of contract, any form of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation arising out of, from or related to, this contract or arising out of, from or related to the inspection or inspection report shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration under the Rules and Procedures of the Expedited Arbitration of Home Inspection Disputes of Construction Arbitration Services, Inc. The decision of the Arbitrator appointed thereunder shall be final and binding and judgement of the Award may be entered in any Court of competent jurisdiction.

Insurance

To the extent allowed by law, it is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that the Inspector/Inspection Company is not an insurer, that the payment for the subject inspection is based solely on the value of the service provided by the Inspector/Inspection Company in the performance of its limited visual inspection and production of a written inspection report as described herein, that it is impracticable and extremely difficult to fix the actual damages, if any, which may result from a failure to perform such services, and a resulting loss that the Inspector/Inspection Company’s and its officers,’ agents,’ or employees’ liability hereunder shall be limited and fixed in an amount equal to the sum charges of the inspection fee, as liquidated damages, and not as penalty, and this liability shall be exclusive.

Changes to this privacy statement

This privacy statement was last updated on the date noted above and applies from that date. We may occasionally amend this privacy statement. You can determine if the privacy statement has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Any new statement will automatically be in force when it is published on the website. Your use of our Site following such revision constitutes your acceptance of the contents of the privacy statement as amended or revised by us. You should therefore return here regularly to view our most up to date privacy statement. You may also wish to print a copy for your records.

How do you contact us?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, or you want to contact us regarding how we handle your personal data or any aforementioned policies, please email us at jim@centergroveinspections.com.